Ground/site investigation

We arrange and undertake cable percussive boreholes, trial pits, in situ testing. The data can then be reported factually or interpreted for use in project design.

Desk Studies

For any development, anywhere, the information revealed will inform the whole project.

A good desk study should save on project & Ground Investigation cost.

Soakaway testing

Soakaways designed to BRE 365 and to comply with the requirements of the building regulations, including the testing to inform the design.

Structural Sampling

Taking of samples (concrete cores and cubes) for off-site testing.

Ferroscanning and Magnetic Particle Inspection undertaken and reported.

Slope Stability

Both embankment and cutting slopes should be designed, once enough is know about the ground it is time to undertake a slope stability analysis.

Coal mining risk

We undertake coal mining risk assessments nationwide. Our fees can be as little as £330 (exc. VAT) depending on the scope of what is needed.

Basement Impact Assessment

We can provide full basement impact assessments; from GI through to reporting and detailed design inputs (if required).

Rafts, floors and slabs

Proper interpretation of the ground conditions design leading to efficient design means: the correct ground testing to determine the sub-grade reaction modulus and its determination is key.

Pile design and analysis

Soil-structure interaction analysis can be undertaken to inform an efficient design.

In difficult ground conditions this will prove considerably beneficial.

Retaining Wall

Where required we can help with the design of retaining walls of all types.

Eurocode 7

We’re familiar with the EuroCode suite of standards and the associated NCCI. We can provide training for these standards and support older standards.

Topographic Survey

With over 25 years surveying experience, our survey team at Gown Engineering Ltd are on hand to provide a tailor made and cost-effective solution to meet the exact requirements of your project.

We utilise the latest in surveying techniques, software and hardware (including Total Station, GNSS/GPS, Drones and Laser Scanners) to suit your timescale, budget and specification so that sites are surveyed efficiently and accurately, providing a pre-determined output format that suits you best.

Gown Engineering Ltd travel throughout the UK offering highly detailed and precise surveys to all sectors.

Services we offer include (but are not limited to):

  • Land Surveys (Topographical Surveys)
  • Measured Building Surveys (Floor plans)
  • Building Elevation
  • River profiling (EA specification cross and long sections)
  • Road Surveys
  • Section 38 / Section 104 / Section 278 Adoption Surveys
  • Embankment / Ditch Surveys
  • River Surveys
  • Earthworks Surveys
  • Drainage Surveys
  • Isopachyte Models
  • Cut / Fill Earthworks Calculations
  • Orthomoisaic and Aerial Photos

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or advise of how we can help.

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